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Updated: Nov 25, 2022

By Rev. Joan Kessler

Luke 23:33 – 43

You probably didn’t know this. You likely didn’t have it circled on your calendar and you’ve come to church completely unaware. But today marks the end of the church’s liturgical year! It’s a bit like New Year’s Eve for Church geeks like me. And, we have a visual fireworks display on hand for the celebration as we share throughout today’s service some of the Hubble Space telescopic images from thousands of lightyears away!

This day is popularly known as Reign of Christ Sunday. But the experiences and ideas and images that are conjured by the notions of Jesus as Lord and King are rather archaic remnants of a bygone era. This problem of what do with a King is perhaps best illustrated in the parody of Monty Python’s quest for the Holy Grail…and I invite us now to watch this short clip.